The Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Egbu, the Rt. Rev. Geoffrey Okorafor has expressed optimism that the new administration under the watch of President Muhammadu Buhari will deliver on the campaign promises, though there does not seem to be any obvious difference between the new ruling All Progressive Party (APC) and the deposed Peoples Democratic Party he (PDP).
The Bishop who stated this during a Eucharistic service of confirmation, admission and induction for Nekede parish at Holy Trinity Church, Nekede in Owerri West local government of Imo State urged for the prayers of the faithful for the grace of God to be with the leadership of the administration in order to bring the needed succour to Nigerians.
He said the President needs the special favour to be able to surmount the myriad of challenges facing the country else the new APC administration could become another phase.
. President Buhari he said seem however poised to meet these problems once he is able to act out the spirit of his ‘I belong to everybody and I belong to nobody’.
Bishop Okorafor also urged Christians to pursue the unity and peace of the nation starting from their various families. He noted that the service was unique especially among the orthodox Churches as they celebrated the mystery of Trinity. He emphasized the need for Christians to imbibe the unity between the Godhead, the Son and Holy Ghost stressing that in all situations they acted as one entity with none opposing the other.
The Bishop made particular reference to the Gospel of Christ as recorded by John 14 verses 8 &9 where Philip had sought to know the Father and His response that anyone that has seen Him has seen the Father.
Bishop Okorafor advised that as true images of God the Father, Son and Holy Ghost they should eschew bitterness, rancour, disunity and exhibit love for one another. He also advised them to emulate this togetherness of the Triune God not only in their services to the Church but in their various communities and families. The Bishop opined that it was only in an environment of togetherness would there be development and progress in the society. He contended that the days of ignorance were over for believers and non-believers stressing that Christ would no longer plead forgiveness at His next coming and urged them to live within God’s status. He said they should always be conscious of the fact that at the end of their earthly life, their aspiration would be to make heaven and as such advised them to avoid being distracted by mundane things of the world.